Maker Faire Bay Area 02009

The 4th Annual Maker Faire takes place this year on Saturday May 30th and Sunday the 31st at the San Mateo Fairgrounds and Long Now is thrilled to be an exhibitor for the third year running.

Maker Faire is an incredible experience for the whole family with exhibits ranging from gigantic Tesla coils to small steam driven robots to extreme crafting. Workshops, panels, live music, outdoor games, a craft market and the science pavilions are just some of the things you’ll encounter over this weekend.

Long Now is going to be bringing the full-sized Geneva wheel to Maker Faire! This is the first time we’ll be showing this piece to the public. We’ll also have other small prototypes and the Rosetta Disk on display.

We’ll be at booth #104 in the Expo Hall, so stop by and say hello if you’ll be attending.

A word to the wise – there were so many attendees at last year’s Maker Faire (over 60,000) that the highway exit for San Mateo became clogged and some people were stuck for hours in the traffic before getting in to the fairgrounds. Public transportation, on the other hand, flowed fluidly and using it this year is highly recommended.

You’ll want tickets and directions.  See you there!

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